Here’s some of the latest news and rumors about the Miami Heat.
Dwyane Wade posts workout photo on Norris Cole’s birthday
Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole, the Heat guard, posted an Instagram photo of themselves after a workout.
He wrote: “What do you get @norriscole for his birthday.. a early morning workout. Happy bday lil brother-much love and respect for you. #wheneveryoneissleepingweworking @dzandertraining.”
He posted the photo on Cole’s 26th birthday, which is Monday.
What do you get @norriscole for his birthday.. a early morning workout. Happy bday lil brother-much love and respect for you. #wheneveryoneissleepingweworking @dzandertraining
Chris Bosh warns Kevin Love
Heat forward-center Chris Bosh has warned Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward, that playing with LeBron James can be frustrating.
“Yeah, it’s a lot more difficult taking a step back, because you’re used to doing something a certain way and getting looks a certain way,” Bosh said, per Bleacher Report. “And then it’s like, well, no, for the benefit of the team, you have to get it here.”
“So even if you do like the left block, the volume of the left block is going to be different. Now you have to make those moves count. So with me, it was like a chess game. I’m doing this move and thinking about the next move and trying to stay five moves ahead. You’re not getting it as much. If you got one or two a game, it’s a lot different.” […]
Regarding Love’s new position, “It’s going to be very difficult for him,” Bosh said. “Even if I was in his corner and I was able to tell him what to expect and what to do, it still doesn’t make any difference. You still have to go through things, you still have to figure out things on your own. It’s extremely difficult and extremely frustrating. He’s going to have to deal with that.”
Heat cut two players
The Miami Heat have cut both Reggie Williams and Chris Johnson.
According to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper, the Heat waived the two players after signing them for the preseason.
Johnson was signed by the Heat on Sept. 26 and played for the Heat in one of their three preseason games, netting a rebound, one assist, and one block in six minutes’ worth of playing time.
Williams, signed Aug. 12, didn’t appear in any preseason game.
Ray Allen rumors
Ray Allen, who is currently a free agent, has reportedly gotten a few offers recently, including from the Milwaukee Bucks, the Chicago Bulls, and others.
“Six teams have actually contacted his reps since he became an unrestricted free agent — the Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and …. the Milwaukee Bucks. Yes, the latter is not a mistake. Allen spent the first six-plus seasons of his career in Milwaukee, and the franchise’s pitch was a chance to end things where they began. Creative and worth a shot? Yes. Did it work? No,” wrote CSN Washington Wizards reporter J. Michael.
“The Wizards are still hopeful, but suffice to say the Cavs are the front-runners as GM David Griffin has been in contact as recently as a few days ago, CSNwashington.com can confirm. Still, nothing,” he added.